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Posted 6 years ago

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I love buttons and I do mean love. I went rummaging today and found these. I know some of them are military but I really don't have a clue. They are all so well made and lovely. I wondered if someone may know what they once belonged to. I really like the crown on its own and would love to know what this once belonged to.

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    The domed button in your third photo appears military-- probably UK and 20th century.

    A search online of the latin phrase or motto will probably yield the unit that wore the button.

    The others in your blow up images appear to be civilian.

  2. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 6 years ago
    the third pictured button is the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom. This appears on British Army general service military buttons, but the general service buttons I've seen usually have sharper detail. Perhaps this is a more modern version (My focus is pre-1919). The shape of the crown would indicate that it was produced during or after 1952.

    The center button, top row is also British, but the shape of the crown indicates it was produced after 1900 and before 1952. I am away from home where my reference books are, and I can't recall who wore this particular design.

    The button that is center row left has a Roman numeral date of 1995, but I've no clue beyond that.

    The rest look civilian.

    Sorry, that's the best I can do without my bookshelf handy!

  3. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 6 years ago
    OK, I'm back from a glorious Labor Day weekend, and have my references in hand...

    The center top row button that I mentioned is for the the Royal Army Pay Corps.
  4. Buttonista, 6 years ago
    Nice grouping. It helps though to see the back-mark(if any) and shank. It's one of the best indicators of a Buttons identity and age!

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